Monday, March 9, 2009

Tuesday's Random Thoughts

It's so totally random that Keely chose Tuesdays to share random weekly thoughts. It's all part of her master plan. Go check out the other RTT posts.

Why are oyster crackers called oyster crackers? Do they contain evaporated oyster juice? Do you have to have them with oysters? Was the inventor just looking for a catchy cracker-phrase, and happened to be eating oysters at the time?

Every time I gain a new Follower, I feel as if I have a new best friend lease on life. The highest of the highs. Everything is coming together, exactly as it should. I am where I am meant to be. The sky is blue, the sun is shining. And then I go back and read my last post and think, "what are they thinking?"

When I see that a fellow blogger is holding a giveaway, and that they chose their winner based on a Random Number Generator, I always, without fail, think to myself, "Why didn't they just ask me? I can pull random out of my ____!"

You can't always get what you want. But if he could, I'm pretty sure my husband would quit his job, forward his phone, toss his laptop, hole himself up in front of a large HDTV and watch the entire college basketball post-regular season including every conference tournament and NCAA tournament coverage non-stop without eating. This scares me.

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue. When will we get out Of this economic gloom?

Apparently, I have a deep-seated sense of entitlement about Girl Scout Cookies (don't worry, it doesn't go further than that.) At Trader Joe's this weekend, the little cherubs were camped outside, calling directly to me as I left the store. I bought a make-up box of Thin Mints, (and makeup Tagalongs) which I proceeded to plow through even before arriving back home. Note: when I said you can't always get what you want, I did not mean me. As I type this, I'm finishing my husband's Tagalong.

Wait, not ready to dump that subject yet. Last time I mentioned my pummeling of a box of Thin Mints in three days, I got "amateur." "Shows restraint." "Talk to me if it's three hours." What I failed to mention, joyful commenters, is that after said Thin Mints, I finished an entire bag of Mint Milanos, package of frozen cookie dough (had help there), and nearly the balance of playgroup brownies that my husband didn't off.

One of my Asian Yogis gave me a present after class today! As I took the shiny gift bag from the adorably sweet 76-year old, I had the thought that it could be a bag of rancid bananas, and I would still be so touched and thrilled. (It wasn't. Apparently even my Asian Yogis know about my growing addiction. See below.)

Doesn't this just describe your addictions perfectly? It does mine!


Kitten March 9, 2009 at 7:24 PM  

I only bought ONE box of Thin Mints this year. Just one. Either I'm saving money wisely or I'm showing amazing restraint. Or I'm just a damn fool for not buying Dosidos or Tagalongs. Oooohh...Dosidos...

CDB March 9, 2009 at 7:29 PM  

@Kitten: That is AMAZING restraint, and I'm very impressed.. but dismayed that others have this kind of restraint when I need comrades surrounding me, saying, "Eat one more! Eat one more!"

septembermom March 9, 2009 at 7:47 PM  

That's tough. So much chocolate temptation. I can never eat just one:) I also can imagine my hubby happily sitting in his recliner with the remote in one hand and a bag of chips in the other. He would retire in a minute if he could. Since he is still relatively young, it scares me that he could choose the life of a couch potato so easily. I enjoyed reading this post!

dani March 9, 2009 at 8:14 PM  

Love that! Chocolate and the computer...perfectly describes my addictions!

Casey March 9, 2009 at 9:17 PM  

You're getting better at your cookie consumption. This weekend outside of Target, we bought six more boxes of cookies and we have maybe two left. The lady selling the cookies suggested that we put the Thin Mints in the freezer. I told her this wasn't my first go round with Girl Scout cookies. I guess I don't look like an expert cookie artist at first glance but don't be fooled by appearances.

I've wondered the same thing about oyster crackers. It just doesn't add up. Happy Tuesday.

Anonymous,  March 10, 2009 at 4:23 AM  

I love random Tuesday - this was a great one.

I'm impressed with your cookie comsuption - I've been going a bit over board myself and the scale is starting to show it - whoops!

My husband would join yours on the couch to binge on basketball. I really don't get it.

buffalodick March 10, 2009 at 4:34 AM  

Oyster crackers were designed to put in oyster stew. They found they worked for clam chowder, chili, literally any soup you enjoy...

Sarah's Blogtastic Adventures March 10, 2009 at 6:26 AM  

I couldnt help but become your new (best) follower : )

Love the random!!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) March 10, 2009 at 7:04 AM  

Loved your ruminations on oyster crackers...could have come right out of my head! ;)

I wanted to give you an additional 'best friend lease on life', so I'm following you now... ;)

Love your randomness! Happy Tuesday! :)

Julie@Cool Mom Guide March 10, 2009 at 8:43 AM  

I can't tell you how tempting it would be to tell my readers that the winner will be pulled randomly out of your ass. It might just be worth holding a special giveaway just for that...

Lisa C. March 10, 2009 at 8:56 AM  

Well CDB I will be honored if you use your ass to randomly select the winner of my giveaway...

GreenJello March 10, 2009 at 9:35 AM  

Congrats on ripping open the boxes of cookies in the car. That's the way to do it! :)

Keely March 10, 2009 at 2:06 PM  

I bow to the master. Although I don't exactly know what a TAgalong is so I can't pass judgement there.

Jenners March 10, 2009 at 4:46 PM  

Ok ... so you are not a cookie amateur. You just didn't present enough information to make an informed decision.

And your blog is great -- that is why you are gaining followers -- er, friends - er, stalkers.

And yum ... truffles!

jen March 10, 2009 at 6:08 PM
free until you get sucked in to pay the 25 or so dollars so that you can do more.
but SO worth it in the end.
and thin mints. on ice cream. yum.
and i made a few dozen cookies ... why?

Shangrila March 10, 2009 at 7:34 PM  

Guess what?! I'm your new best friend! Yes, I am. Now I will help you eat your Tagalongs. (I'm such a giver!)

Anonymous,  March 10, 2009 at 7:54 PM  

So my giveaway is ending on the 20th. Would you be available then to pull my winner? ;)

FoN March 10, 2009 at 8:09 PM  

I'm a new follower! I bow to your bloggyness.

Come to Saskatchewan - our economy is great! Just remember to bring your woolies.

CDB March 10, 2009 at 8:13 PM  

@Blue, let's ask my number generator:
Butt says 'absolutely, positively, no-butts about it,' she is ready and willing to reach in and pull out whatever comes out.

I always keep it clean on my blog, so.. we're safe there.

Captain Dumbass March 10, 2009 at 8:14 PM  

Damn those little scouts. They should be rolling through our neighbourhoods in a low rider Impalas taking our grubby crumpled up money from our shaking hands. Damn them!

CDB March 10, 2009 at 8:20 PM  

@Shangrila & FoN: The next thing is sleepovers and pillow fights! Yay!
@Dumbass: Since my husband calls my BLOG my crack addiction, I really don't have a chance, do I? I'm so glad to hear others are fighting the same demons.



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